ATS keeping tabs on Kashmiris in Goa: CM

Panaji, March 16 (IANS) The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Goa Police has been instructed to conduct door-to-door checks of tenements inhabited by people from Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday.

In a written reply to Dabolim legislator Mauvin Godinho on migrants involved in crimes, Parsekar, who also holds the home portfolio, said: “One copy of such tenant verification form filed is forwarded to the native district superintendent of police of the tenant/migrant for verification of criminal records/antecedents.

“In addition to the above, Anti-Terrorist Squad – Goa also does door-to-door checking of migrants and J and K individuals.”

Apart from the ATS, Parsekar also said beat staff of police stations “regularly visits their respective jurisdiction and ensures that the details of the migrants or tenants are filled in ‘tenant verification forms’ and submitted to the police station by the owner or tenant”.

Asked if there were measures being taken by the state government to stop immigration in order to curb crime, Parsekar said: “No. Migration is a universal process.”

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